Granta Park Montessori Nursery

Granta Park, Great Abington, Cambridge CB21 6GP

Granta Park Montessori Nursery comes from the widely respected Sunhill Daycare portfolio and can offer provision for up to seventy-five children, all of whom enjoy a versatile and healthy learning environment.

Staff look to champion sound early years skills through a variety of creative play and group activities, regularly consulting with parents and dedicated to good numeracy and literacy standards.

Group: Sunhill Daycare (Europe) Ltd

Person in charge: Rosie Dockerill (Manager)

Local Authority / Social Services: Cambridgeshire County Council

Number of Staff: 20

Service Offered: Day Nursery (Privately Owned), Open all year, Full Day Care, Sessional Day Care

Total Places for Children: 75

Age Range: from 0 years 0 months to 7 years 11 months

Opening Days: Mon-Fri

Opening Hours: 0730-1830

When Closed: Bank Holidays & Christmas

Fees Guide: Go to website

Overview

The Review Score of 9.1 (maximum of 10) for Granta Park Montessori Nursery is based on a) the Average Rating and b) the number of positive Reviews.

  • a) The Average Rating is 4.5 out of 5 from 16 Reviews over all time. This Average Rating is also the rating value for Granta Park Montessori Nursery in Google's Search Results - more info

  • b) The score for the number of positive Reviews is 4.6 out of 5 from 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months.

Detailed Breakdown

  • a) 5 Points are available for the Average Rating of all Reviews over all time. For each review the Day Nursery / service is rated Excellent, Good, Satisfactory, Poor or Very Poor on a number of areas eg Staff, Management etc. The Day Nursery receives points for each rating as follows: Excellent = 5. Good = 4. Satisfactory = 3. Poor = 2. Very Poor = 1. These points are added up and then divided by the total number of completed ratings to generate the average rating.

    The Average Rating of 4.495 for Granta Park Montessori Nursery is calculated as follows: ( (118 Excellents x 5) + (57 Goods x 4) + (13 Satisfactorys x 3) + (2 Poors x 2) + (2 Very Poors x 1) ) ÷ 192 Ratings = 4.495

  • b) 5 Points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 12 months. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. A Positive Review is defined as any Review with 'Extremely Likely' or 'Likely' in answer to the question 'How likely are you to recommend this Day Nursery to friends and family?'

    The 5 points available are broken down as follows:

    1. 4 points are available for the first 5 Positive Reviews, 3 points for the first Positive Review and then 0.25 Points for each of the next 4 Positive Reviews.

    2. 1 point is available for reaching a target number of Positive Reviews based on 20% of the number of registered maximum number of service users. If the target is partially reached then that proportion of 1 point is given. eg a Day Nursery with 50 registered maximum number of service users has a target of 10 Positive Reviews, if it has 10 or more Positive Reviews it will receive 1 point, if it has 7 reviews will receive 0.7 points.

    3. If there are no Positive Reviews in the last 12 months, then 2.5 points are available for the number of Positive Reviews in the last 2 years. The calculation is the same as above, except the points are divided by 2.

    The 4.6 Points relating to the number of positive Reviews for Granta Park Montessori Nursery is based on 9 positive Reviews in the last 12 months and is calculated as follows:

    1. 3 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 + 0.25 = 4

    2. Target of 15 positive Reviews (75 registered maximum number of service users ÷ 5). 9 Reviews ÷ 15 Target = 0.600

  • When a Review is submitted by someone who has previously submitted a Review, only the latest Review will count towards the Review Score.

9.1 Granta Park Montessori Nursery has a Review Score of 9.1 (9.095)

Average Ratings

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    5
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    1
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How Likely are the Reviewers to Recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery?

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    2
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Reviewer Connection to Granta Park Montessori Nursery

  • Mother of Child
    14
  • Father of Child
    2

We have been using Granta Park nursery for six years now, and we have always been pleased with the care they have provided, and confident that our children are in safe and caring hands. Both children have been well prepared to start school, and given an excellent start by the lovely staff at Granta Park nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

The nursery is well equipped and each room is nicely set up, offering a big range of activities. Throughout the day the children are encouraged to do different types of activities (outdoors and indoors), with a good ratio free - organised play. The staff are very professional and responsive to individual needs of the children. We are very happy with the progress our son has made here.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

We have been very pleased with how quickly the boys have settled at the nursery. The stimulation provided has been excellent and the boys are excited to come to nursery. The learning opportunities at Pre-school level have been notable and we can see development each month as a result.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4 out of 5

Everyone at Granta Park is friendly and professional. They all know our daughter well and her personality. They have helped to support her development in her favourite activities and the staff in her room especially keep us well informed of her daily activities and the staff in her room especially keep us well informed of her daily activities. It was really reassuring when there was a short biting phase as we were a bit shocked but the staff helped us to understand it better. Thank you!

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My daughter is really enjoying her time at the nursery, the staff are friendly and caring and she's learning at a good pace.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

My child has been attending since October 2016 and since then her development has come along really well. She has made friends and is always happy when I pick her up and is excited to tell me about her day. I am happy with my child coming to Granta Park and would recommend this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.3 out of 5

Pre-school 2. My son has been at the nursery for a year and enjoys his time there. He settled in well and he has lots of engaging things to do in the day. He always comes home tired!
The staff feedback is good and they understand him well in terms of needs and involving him in activities to stretch him and build confidence. We are happy with his care.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

Overall the nursery is ok. The carers are good. The facilities are not the greatest but acceptable. The management, mainly the manager of this nursery is rude and not very helpful at all. She does not understand the needs of a new starter and their parents. She comes across unhelpful and not caring. The assistant manager in the contrary is lovely and cares about the well being of the kids/babies and their parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Unlikely

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Average Rating:   2.8 out of 5

Kirsty Love, Compliance, Care and Education Manager at Granta Park Montessori Nursery responded to this review on 25 Sep 2017:

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that you had a negative experience at Granta Park Montessori Nursery. We value all feedback, and take any concerns seriously. We are pleased to note that you feel the staff, learning and care provided was good, and we will investigate your negative comments to ensure that they do not happen in the future.

We pride ourselves on strong parent partnerships and are disappointed that this is not what you experienced. Please feel free to get in contact with us directly so we can address your concerns, and gain some further information on your experience.

Our son really enjoys his time at nursery and it usually filthy when its time to come home, a sure sign that fun has been had!
We're pleased with our son's continued development, with staff that are caring and attentive.
The outside space is quite small and it doesn't offer much protection from the sun but our son seems to enjoy it anyway.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.8 out of 5

All of the staff are very welcoming and take time to forge good relationships with the children, planning activities which they enjoy and which bring them on developmentally. My children have both been and continue to be very happy here.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

My second child is now at this nursery. She is very happy there and is developing well. The staff are very friendly and encouraging, with a fantastic range of activities. Staff are very engaged with the children and work well with parents.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.9 out of 5

I have used Granta Park Nursery for both my children and I am really really happy. I love how the staff interact and make my children happy.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

The staff at Granta Park Nursery are very caring. They made my son feel welcome and loved. I could not have wished for more. He has really developed into a very social human being. The staff have been very supportive and open to discuss any needs of my little one. My experience was excellent with this nursery.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   4.2 out of 5

Our overall experience with the nursery has been positive and our son really enjoys his time there. The staff are very friendly and approachable. The only problems I have had over the last 2 years have been invoicing which was resolved after speaking with a manager, and at times there have been high staff turnovers. However, there have been a core set of carers who my son has grown attached to. The best bit of the nursery is the outside space which they get to enjoy a lot over the summer.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   3.9 out of 5

My little boy loves his times spent at Granta Park. There is always so much going on to stimulate the children and lots of different ways for them to learn and develop. All staff are so personable and caring and you can see the genuine relationship they build with the children.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

Always had a good feeling about the nursery and staff. We always received feedback from the staff on a daily basis. Staff are always helpful and it's a cheerful place and our son is happy to be here. There are always things to do and experience for the kids.

How likely would you be to recommend Granta Park Montessori Nursery? Extremely Likely

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Average Rating:   5 out of 5

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